Eight-Angle Pose

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Eight Limb Pose

Move Targets: Core, Triceps and Shoulders


Step-by-Step

Watch Real Mom Model Jean Sherfick show you how to get into this pose.

Step 1: Begin in a seated position with your legs stretched out in front of you (staff position). Bend your right knee and tuck it in as close to your sit bones as possible. Place your hands on either side of your left leg.

Step 2: Lean into your left side, weight in the palms. Take the right leg, still bent, and press it to the top of your right tricep. Your sit bones are still on the floor.

Step 3: Extend the legs. Slightly bend the left knee so you can cross the left leg in front of the right, hooking the ankles. Push into your palms until your sit bones come off of the floor and your leaning forward. Squeeze the right arm with the thighs for stability.


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